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    Time Machine backup error
    This is the message, more or less, that I have been getting for the past week or so when Time Machine does it's thing:

    "There was an error while performing backup w/ Time Machine."

    Any suggestions... ?
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    Here's the exact message it gives me:

    "Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume."
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    Mine did that about a week ago, had to erase everything on my time machine, and reselect it as the backup device. Weird.
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    Just click on the Time Machine icon in the Menu bar, then Backup Now.

    I get the error sometimes and just do Backup now and it works again

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiJenn View Post
    Just click on the Time Machine icon in the Menu bar, then Backup Now.

    I get the error sometimes and just do Backup now and it works again
    I'll have to try that, thanks...
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    OK, I did the "Backup Now" option but nothing new; it still started backing up but then after a while it stopped and gave me that error message. There must be some file that it is getting hung up on, is there any way to view a detailed backup report and try and see where it's getting stuck?
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    Still having the same problem. Even after having the Apple tech guy talk me through the repair steps via Disk Utility, no dice. I'm thinking I need to just wipe it clean and start over. How do I go about resetting Time Machine? Need to wipe clean my external HD I'm using and reset it all. Thanks.
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    It's very reassuring that your backup is good, eh? (sarcasm)

    I've been skeptical of the integrity of my Time Machine backups for a while now. There's actually no way to check (that I know of) whether your backups are ok or corrupt. I'm looking into alternative backup utilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundshaper View Post
    It's very reassuring that your backup is good, eh? (sarcasm)

    I've been skeptical of the integrity of my Time Machine backups for a while now. There's actually no way to check (that I know of) whether your backups are ok or corrupt. I'm looking into alternative backup utilities.
    Thanks for the boost of confidence, lol! I'm on hold w/ the Apple tech guy now, let's see if round two goes any better...
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